Rebecca Maddern (born 6 August 1977) is an Australian award-winning presenter and journalist with the Nine Network. She is a host at the Australian Open for Nine's Wide World of Sports and co-hosts Australian Ninja Warrior.
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Trent Miller (m. 2014)
She is the former co-host of The Footy Show which she originally signed with the network to do.
She previously worked at the Seven Network for over a decade, where she presented on a variety of programs and events across the network.
Maddern started off her career in radio after she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the RMIT University in 1999. Later she became a sports reporter for Melbourne radio station Triple M, whilst there she worked alongside some of the top media personalities of Australia. In 2001, Rebecca began reading the Fox FM afternoon news reports and, at the beginning of 2002, moved to Nova 100 to read the breakfast news during the inaugural year of Hughesy, Kate and Dave.
In October 2002, Maddern joined the Seven Network after being offered reporting position by the news director. It was there in her first year of television reporting, she won a prestigious Quill Award for her coverage of Victoria's January 2003 bushfires.
In January 2013, Maddern returned to present Seven Afternoon News with production moving back to Melbourne again replacing Samantha Armytage. However, in August 2013 she was replaced by Melissa Doyle and Matt White.
In March 2014, Rebecca joined Sunrise as Melbourne correspondent replacing Nick Etchells. In recent years, Maddern had reduced duties on Seven News as a senior reporter due to her Sunrise commitments. She remained with Sunrise until her move to the Nine Network in March 2016 to co-host the AFL Footy Show. She was replaced by sports reporter Nathan Templeton.
In August 2018, it was announced that Maddern will host the network’s tennis coverage. It was also announced that she will not be returning to the AFL Footy Show.
In October 2006, Maddern married Geelong real estate identity, James Wilson, they have since divorced.
In November 2017, she announced she was pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to a daughter on 12 April 2018.
- 2003 Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards
- "Lyon's shock successor on Footy Show". NewsComAu. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
- Perry, Kevin (31 May 2016). "Nathan Templeton named as Melbourne Correspondent for Sunrise". DeciderTV. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- Knox, David (8 November 2016). "Nine Upfronts 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- "Nine in 2017". nineentertainmentco.com.au. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- Twist to Seven marriage splits
- Geelong's best bets for Cup
- Channel 7's Maddern is Cats No. 1
| Seven Afternoon News
26 September 2005 – 30 June 2006
January 2013 – August 2013
Melissa Doyle & Matthew White
March 2014 – March 2016
| AFL Footy Show
with James Brayshaw (2016),
Craig Hutchinson (2017) &
Eddie McGuire (2017 - present)
| Australian Ninja Warrior
(with Ben Fordham)
Hamish McLachlan, Johanna Griggs, Melanie McLaughlin, Jim Wilson
| Australian Open
(along with James Bracey and Tony Jones)